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Karnataka By-Elections on 5th December 2019

Election Commission of India is going to conduct Elections for 15 seats on December 5 2019
vacated by rebel JDS – INC MLAs. The counting will be done on December 9, 2019. The ECI had on September 23rd announced that the by-polls will be held on October 21st and then decided to defer the dates.

Assembly by-elections were deferred until the Supreme Court passed an order on the plea of disqualified MLAs. The 15 constituencies were supposed to go to polls on 21st October and the counting was scheduled on 24th of the same month.
Though 17 rebel Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) MLAs were disqualified by the then speaker (KR Ramesh Kumar – INC), only 15 constituencies were supposed to go into polls. Elections in Muski (Raichur district) and R.R. Nagar (Bengaluru southwest) has been withheld due to litigation.

The strength of the assembly will be 222, post the by-polls. 106 MLAs including independent MLA H Nagesh supports the ruling party BJP. The party needs to win six seats to get the majority.

Karnataka Assembly By-Election 2019 – Candidates
A total of 248 candidates including 128 independents have filed nomination for the 15 assembly by-elections. Here is a list of candidates from 3 major political parties in the state.

Constituencies BJP INC JDS

Athani Mahesh Iranagouda Kumathalli Gajanan Mangasuli Guru Dashyal
Kagwad Shrimant Balasaheb Patil B.A. Kage Shrishail Parasappa Tobashetti
Gokak Jarkiholi Ramesh Laxmanrao Lakhan Jarkiholi Ashok Pujari
Yellapur Shivaram Hebbar Bhimmanna Naik Chaitra Gowda A
Hirekerur Basavanagouda Patil B.H. Bannikod Shivalinga Shivacharya
Ranibennur Arun Kumar MG K.B. Koliwad Mallikarjun Halageri
Vijayanagara Anand Singh Venkatrao Ghorpade NM Nabi
Chikkaballapura Dr. D. Sudhakar M. Anjanappa KP Bache Gowda
K R Pura Byarthi Basavaraj M. Narayanswamy C Krishna Murthy
Yeshvanthapura S.T Somashekhar P. Nagaraj T.N Javarayi Gowda
Mahalakshmi Layout K. Gopalaiah M. Shivaraj Girish Nashi
Shivajinagar M Sharavana Rizwan Arshad Tanveer Ahmedullah
Hosakote N Nagaraju (M.T.B) Padmavathi Suresh Sharath Bachegowda (JDS
independent)
Krishnarajpet KC Narayanagowda K.B. Chandrashekar BL Devaraj
Hunsur A H Vishwanath P. Manjunath Somashekar

Karnataka Assembly By-Election 2019 – Constituencies Vacated

The constituencies were vacated due to the rebel MLAs resignation from their respective parties. And in a recent order, SC allowed the disqualified MLAs to contest in the election.

Constituencies Disqualified MLAs Part Resigned From

Athan Mahesh Iranagouda Kumathalli INC
Kagwad Shrimant Balasaheb Patil INC
Gokak Jarkiholi Ramesh Laxmanrao INC
Yellapur Arabail Hebbar Shivaram INC
Hirekerur Basavanagouda Patil INC
Ranibennur R Shankar S/O M Ramachandra KPJP
Vijayanagara Anand Singh INC
Chikkaballapura Dr. K. Sudhakar INC
K R Pura Byarthi Basavaraj INC
Yeshvanthapura S.T Somashekhar INC
Mahalakshmi Layout K. Gopalaiah JD (S)
Shivajinagar R Roshan Baig INC
Hosakote N Nagaraju (M.T.B) INC
Krishnarajpet Narayanagowda JD (S)
Hunsur A H Vishwanath JD (S)
Maski Pratapgauda Patil INC
Raja Rajeshwari Nagar Munirathna Naidu INC